Illustrator

Deke's Techniques 090: Applying Custom Carve and Shadow Styles to Any Font

Deke's Techniques 090: Applying Custom Carve and Shadow Styles to Any Font in Illustrator

Today, I show you how to create and assign custom variations on the classic type styles Carved and Shadow to any typeface any time you like. And because you'll be doing so using dynamic effects in Adobe Illustrator, you can apply the Carved and Shadow styles to live, editable text without any need to convert the type to outlines. Fix a typo, change out a few words, or adjust the formatting, and your custom Carved and Shadows styles update automatically.

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Deke's Techniques 89: Creating a Spirograph-Like Pattern in Illustrator

Deke's Techniques 89: Creating a Spirograph-Like Pattern in Illustrator

This week, I show you how to do something I already showed many of you how to do a long time ago. Only, now, I do so more judiciously and accompanied by a concrete example. (But, you know, gosh, that ancient 4-year-old episode of the now-dead dekePod with the Spirographs and junk holds up pretty well. I watched it before making this movie and---although I'm ashamed to admit it---I learned a thing or two.)

Today, I show you how to make a Spirograph-like pattern in Illustrator. No, not one. Three Spirograph-like patterns in all. Here's the official blow-by-blow description from lynda.com: Read more » 

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Inspiration is Everywhere

Author: 
Desdiner
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Anything Goes!
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Since anything goes, here goes everything! I referenced the following videos for my tutorial: Asphalt and AstroTurf -resdog; A Pattern Emerges-Desdiner; Smart Text-nicoleoliver; Monogram Snowflake-pingtop; Superhero Text Effects-danrodney; Tribal Art Vectors-resdog; Railroad Track Technique-Vectorgeek; It's a Plaid Plaid World-Desdiner.That should cover at least 20 of Deke's Videos - I don't know which 20 but since anything goes, does it really matter???? :0) 

Textures and Swivels

Author: 
iconoplast
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We're going to make some custom textures from scratch, make some seemingly simple but visually interesting shapes with rotational geometry, and then apply the textures to keep them engaging. Fire up Photoshop and Illustrator, make sure you're ready -- we'll be going so swiftly that your head may spin too. 

Paneling Extraordinaire

Author: 
pingtop
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What was supposed to be the first video and didn't get uploaded in time (and it didn't have audio)....Then my Camtasia trial ran out - but bought a nifty headset to do better audio. So I had to put the 2 together. So this is what I have for this go around. A VERY FULL tutorial of many moves such as using filters to create wood paneling, displacement maps, benefits of using channels and masks and so much more! It even includes an intermission! 

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